Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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TROY Service Centers meet the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
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Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.
Are you enamored with current events and the tracking the state of world affairs? Do you stay up all night to watch as poll numbers are reported from across the United States? Does the idea of working with and for the public excite you? If you answered “yes” to any of the previous questions, TROY’s bachelor’s degree in political science could be your ticket to an amazing future in politics!
TROY’s political science program is split in to two concentrations—American politics and public administration and international politics—that will provide you with critical thinking skills necessary to thrive in the political, commercial, educational and government worlds. This expertise has given some graduates opportunities to move into government work in Washington, D.C., go into state or local government and work for political campaigns. This program also provides a great foundation for those going on to law school or into other doctoral programs while others focus on developing their writing and research skills to work as journalists or in other enterprises.
Students graduating with a political science degree are qualified to work in the following areas:
Led by a group of committed and experienced faculty members, TROY’s political science department helps prepare students for fulfilling careers in the field they enjoy. Whether you’re dreaming of a future in law or within the fields of American and world politics, public administration or international relations—just to name a few—these respected faculty members will not only bring expertise to their classrooms, they’re also available to help you build your resume to be more competitive when you graduate.
Students who come through TROY’s political science program will develop your competency and expertise to contribute to world and thrive in the global economy. This is done through your exposure to interdisciplinary learning, writing and research skills and knowledge of the political world. These are essential skills for anyone who wishes to understand the contemporary commercial, governmental and cultural environment. As part of this program, you will choose a concentration in American politics or international relations that will allow you to specialize in the area that most interests you. TROY also provides an ambassador-in-residence program that allows you to spend a week with a retired American diplomat.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2016 the national median salary for political scientists was $114,290 annually. Typically, students who wish to work in government go on to earn a master’s degree in public administration. Students wishing to pursue advanced military careers or exciting jobs with U.S. government agencies go on to earn a master’s degree in international relations. Both of these degrees are offered at Troy University.